Auchentoshan 1983 Scott's Selection
Added on Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 at 12:01 AM
  Bottler: Scott's Selection
  Age: 21 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1983 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 52.40 % Region: Lowland
  Price: $170 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled 2004
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is light, fruity, and nutty, with vanilla and caramel.  Palate is delicious.  Moderate spice rush with medium sweetness and grassyness; plus there's a refreshing aspect.  Pleasant heat.  Lately I've tried a few of these older cask-strength Auchentoshans that are darn tasty, and this is one of them.  This isn't especially complex, yet it's not simple either.  I like it a lot.  A-/B+ 

Nose:  Bag of trail mix.


Palate:  Good mouthfeel and kind of warming.  Initial taste is prunish and leads into a peppery but otherwise indisctict finish.


I don't like prunes, so that doesn't help.


Retaste 6/11/10


Nose: Overripe peaches.  This is a wierdo.  Nail polish?  Uniquely strange but not "good" strange.  B- only for entertainment factor. 

B: Fruity, very slight ripeness (butyric).
P: Dry and light, a white wine profile, I guess you could say it's what you's expect from a lowland.
F: Gets even dryer, fades quick.
Yeah, not a big fan of this, its like fiery church wine. 
n: vanilla, spice, oak , wet hay
P: smooth, grassy, olive oil, rubber, candied lemon
F: spice and rubber, leather  
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